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"Statehood for Cuba" - a different pilgrims' tale.


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"Statehood for Cuba" by Arturo Castro explores and encourages Cuba's new American identity as the "51st State" following Fidel Castro's resignation.
"Statehood for Cuba", tells the story of six pilgrims who meet to hike El Camino de Santiago, an ancient spiritual trail through France and Spain. As they travel, myths of the Cuban Revolution and the future possibilities of Cuba as the "51st State" are discussed and explored.
Author Castro, who left Cuba in 1960 at the age of three, has hiked El Camino de Santiago seven times to better understand the role of Spain in the Cuban revolution. This retelling of his experiences and their spiritual, historical, and political repercussions not only bring to light the vast complexity of the Cuban culture and mindset, but add depth and insight that are invaluable to understand a revolution that lasted for almost five decades.
Telling a wide variety of stories, from Jews fleeing Nazi persecution to the betrayal of El Che Guevara to the untold story of Alina Castro, Fidel's daughter, Statehood for Cuba is both authentic and comprehensive in its exploration of the country's mysterious past and uncertain future.
For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at statehoodforcuba @
"Statehood for Cuba" is available for sale online at,, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

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Of Spanish heritage, Cuban born, and raised in Puerto Rico, Arturo C. Castro's interest in Cuba is both academic and personal. He told many of the stories in his book, Statehood for Cuba, on Nos Vemos en Cuba, a political talk show he participated in from 1996-2006 on WAPA Radio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A consultant with an M.B.A. from the University of Miami, he is a member of the AICPA.
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Sil, thank you for your book "report" ! Sounds like a great read....and since I live in one of the original 13 states...sounds like one I should read! Will be checking on line asap for pricing and availability!


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